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Institutions of learning are becoming mental illness institutions

NOTE: American parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic crisis response, we will have a return to institutionalization of Americans. We are brain injuring kids at a breakneck speed. Not just autism - mental illness, crippling anxiety, depression. Parents haven't forgotten how to raise kids. Teachers haven't forgotten how to teach. The RAW MATERIAL - the kids - are different. Institutions are coming. Mark my words. Pharma and pediatricians are to blame first, I think. Then the food industry. Then technology and the trend away from a belly crawling infancy to seated 24/7 and standing too soon. Anne is following the tragedy closely. See her list of headlines at the end of this post. The facts are out there - Anne is connecting the dots. K

By Anne Dachel

Stress, mental illness, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression
-they're plaguing our children at ever-increasing levels. Schools are making a major effort to address the situation. I have seen literally HUNDREDS of stories from everywhere in the English speaking world in the last couple of months. Educators from pre-school to universities are talking about the emotional difficulties our children have to deal with. Schools are partnering with mental health clinics and hiring additional counselors, adding "calming rooms," and holding workshops so teachers can understand that the student of the 21st century is a very vulnerable individual.

Teachers are struggling to deal with many students with serious behavior problems. There is strong criticism over the actions of schools where they physically restrain out-of-control students or lock them in seclusion rooms. In Britain, there have been huge increases in the number of students being permanently excluded because of assaults on other children and on teachers, even among preschool students.

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Ireland's hockey stick killer found dead at home


Evil Tanya Lambe.
One of Ireland's most notorious female killers has been found dead, the Irish Sun can reveal.

Evil Tanya Lambe, 40, was jailed for eight years in 2005 for beating innocent man Anthony Jordan to death with a hockey stick in 2003.

We can also reveal how Lambe was branded as "highly dangerous" at the time of her death.

And the killer, who had 62 previous convictions, was also linked to five other brutal assaults during her life of crime but never charged.

A source said: "Lambe was without question one of Ireland's most dangerous women. She was vicious and it's a miracle she didn't claim further lives.

"She didn't care who she targeted and every time she went out she was armed.

Sheriff

Belligerent cop loses it after being called out for harassing park-goers

Dramatic footage, taken Tuesday from Chicano Park in San Diego, shows what happens when a police officer is called out for driving his motorcycle into a park to harass citizens.

According to John Vazquez, the person who took the video, there have been reports of San Diego motorcycle cops parking in Chicano Park, racially profiling people and needlessly harassing them.

Vazquez, who reportedly sits on the board that runs the park, began filming when citizens approached officer Flores for violating an agreement not to ride into the park. Instead of de-escalating the situation, Flores became belligerent, puffed out his chest and appeared to want a fight. "I don't back up!" he barks as he attempted to intimidate the citizens.

When the man fails to be intimidated, Flores assaults him by shoving him backward and then pulls out his taser. Nobody is armed except for Flores and his partner and the only person escalating the situation is Flores.

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Stay in your lane! Celebrities, rock stars and football players should shut the hell up about politics

Hey, have you heard that Eminem doesn't like Donald Trump? It's big news! It also may be the single worst piece of music he's ever done. Is anyone sure Bernie Sanders didn't write these dopey lyrics for Slim Shady?

"That's why he wants us to disband
'Cause he cannot withstand
The fact we're not afraid of Trump
F**k walkin' on egg shells, I came to stomp
That's why he keeps screamin' 'Drain the swamp'
'Cause he's in quicksand
It's like we take a step forwards, then backwards
But this is his form of distraction
Plus, he gets an enormous reaction
When he attacks the NFL so we focus on that
Instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada"


Will the real Bernie Sanders please stand up, please stand up, please stand up?

I like Eminem's music. I listen to it when I work out. However, I don't care what he thinks about politics. Why would I? He's a misogynistic dirtbag who did drugs, has a screwed-up family life and nearly drove his ex-wife Kim to suicide. Why would anyone with half a brain give a damn what he thinks about any political issue?

Sheriff

Cop fired for domestic violence, joins new department and gets charged with domestic violence again

A sheriff's deputy was reportedly fired after he was charged with domestic assault. But this is not the first time he has had a run-in with the law over domestic assault allegations, and this is not the first department in the county that has fired him as a result.

Adrian Perkins was first arrested in September 2016, while working as a corporal at the Brownsville Police Department. The 29-year-old officer was charged with domestic assault with battery and was immediately placed on administrative leave with pay.

Perkins was released from custody the next morning on $2,500 bond. The Brownsville Police Department released a statement on the incident:
"As soon as Brownsville Police Department became aware of the allegations, Chief Barry Diebold immediately contacted District Attorney Garry Brown and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The Brownsville Police Department takes allegations of domestic violence in the community, especially among its officers, very seriously."

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National Front neo-Nazi comes out as gay Jew, quits movement

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john kevin wilshaw
A prominent neo-Nazi and National Front organizer has come out as gay and revealed his Jewish heritage. He made the revelations about his violent past while renouncing far-right extremism.

Kevin Wilshaw, 58, spent his entire adult life promoting white supremacism and was a high-profile figure in the National Front (NF) in the 1980s. He was still speaking at extremist events as recently as this year and was arrested for spewing race hate online in March.

Speaking to Channel 4 News, he admitted to acts of violence and racism including smashing a chair over someone's head in Leeds and vandalizing a mosque in Aylesbury. He said he joined "because he didn't have many friends at school," and was looking for "comradeship" and to be "a member of a group of people that had an aim."

"Even though you end up being a group of people that through their own extreme views are cut off from society, you do have a sense of comradeship in that you're a member of a group that's being attacked by other people," he added.

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Reporter Sharon Waxman finds witnesses backing claim that NYT killed 2004 story exposing Weinstein's sexual predations

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TheWrap's Sharon Waxman has found witnesses to back up her claim that the left-wing New York Times killed a 2004 story that exposed producer Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual predations.

Just hours after the Weinstein scandal went nuclear earlier this month, Waxman revealed that way back in 2004, while working as a reporter for the Times, she nailed down a story about how Fabrizio Lombardo, the head of Miramax in London, had zero film experience and that his real job was to procure women for Weinstein.

According to Waxman, she had on the record sources ready to confirm "evenings [Fabrizio] organized with Russian escorts." Moreover, Waxman says she "tracked down a woman in London who had been paid off after an unwanted sexual encounter with Weinstein."

Waxman claims that after intense pressure from Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, and a personal visit from Weinstein, "The story was stripped of any reference to sexual favors or coercion and buried on the inside of the Culture section."

Comment: See also: NYT, Matt Damon, Russel Crowe colluded to kill Weinstein story over 10 years ago


Attention

Schizophrenic man stabs, castrates Kurdish neighbor, calls police to confess

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Jeffrey Barry
Police have released the chilling audio of a 999 call by a racist, paranoid schizophrenic who murdered his Kurdish refugee neighbor. Last year Jeffrey Barry, 56, entered the Bristol flat of Kamil Ahmad, 49, stabbed him to death and cut off his penis.

The murder took place just hours after Barry was released from a psychiatric hospital. Bristol Crown Court heard psychiatrists had opposed Barry's release, but a mental health tribunal ruled he could be discharged, according to the Telegraph.

In the phone call, Barry can be heard breathing heavily. He confirms his address to the call handler before admitting to the murder. He says: "I just killed Ahmad Kamil [sic]. I need to be arrested. I've got injuries to myself as well."

CCTV images showed Barry knocking on Ahmad's door at 1.30am and leaving, covered in blood, at 2.15am on July 7 last year. Neighbor Anthony Brink heard Ahmad saying: "Oh no, it's you," and screaming after Barry went into the flat.

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Former cop convicted of manslaughter in shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend

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Shannon Kepler
After three mistrials on murder charges, jurors have convicted a former Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer of first-degree manslaughter for the off-duty shooting of his daughter's African-American boyfriend.

Shannon Kepler was charged with the shooting death of Jeremey Lake, who had just started dating his teenage daughter, Lisa, according to AP. The jury deliberated for six hours before finding Kepler guilty on Wednesday.

The former police officer testified four times that he had become aware of his daughter's romantic relationship with Lake through her Facebook page, and that she had met Lake at a homeless shelter. The relationship had been a major source of conflict at home.

"You want your children to have a better life than you do," Kepler told the court, starting to cry, according to Tulsa World. "You can't help them if they won't accept help."

Attention

More Weinstein, Hollywood sex scandal fallout: Reese Witherspoon, America Ferrera, Molly Ringwald, Bjork and more tell their stories

Actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16 years old, the latest in a series of claims about abuse in the film industry.

"This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths," Witherspoon said at an event in Beverley Hills this week. "I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I've been having about anxiety, honestly, the guilt for not speaking up earlier."

Witherspoon, who debuted on the silver screen at 15, continued, "[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment."

The Academy Award-winning actress went on to claim that the incident was just one of a number of times she had been sexually abused throughout her career.

Comment: Twelve million women have used the #metoo hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, including celebs like Anna Paquin, Gillian Anderson, and Lady Gaga.

Corey Feldman has been bringing attention to Hollywood's pedophilia, too. A video from his 2013 appearance on The View with Barbara Walters has been making the rounds. In it, Walters shuts him down for speaking of his abuse, challenging his claims. Now many are calling for her to apologize. (She also defended Woody Allen.)

As for Weinstein-related news:
Fashion designer Donna Karan is "apologetic from the bottom of my heart" and embarrassed about "stupid" remarks she made last week that suggested sexual harassment victims were "asking for it" by the way they dressed.

Her comments on a red carpet touched off outrage online following sexual harassment and assault allegations against fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Karan spoke to Women's Wear Daily in an interview published Monday, saying she spoke while sleep deprived and without knowing details of the mounting allegations against Weinstein, telling a red carpet reporter:

"How do we display ourselves, how do we present ourselves as women, what are we asking? Are we asking for it, you know, by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality? ... It's not Harvey Weinstein. You look at everything all over the world today, you know, and how women are dressing and, you know, what they're asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble."

The designer told WWD, "I made a horrible mistake. I regret it from the bottom of my heart. This is never who I am as a woman."
Update (Oct. 19): Laura Dern revealed on Ellen that she too was assaulted in Hollywood, at the age of 14:
Dern, now 50, appeared on The Ellen Show and explained that hearing other actresses at the Elle Women in Hollywood event speak out about abuse they've experienced helped her come to grips with a past she said she had "justified."


"I woke up and I realized that in that space I talked about how I was one of the lucky ones because I was raised by actors who told me their stories and told me what to look out for, and I realized that I was I still justifying behavior," said Dern, whose the daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.

"And it was my mom who said, 'No, no, no, Laura - that was sexual assault. That was harassment. That was assault. No, you were 14 then,'" the Jurassic Park star said.